Tringale Named ACC Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year

July 29, 2009

Greensboro, N.C. – Georgia Tech All-American Cameron Tringale has been named ACC Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year, while senior David Dragoo and freshman James White also were named to the the 2009 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team, announced Wednesday by Commissioner John D. Swofford.

Tringale, a Management major from Laguna Niguel, Calif., who graduated in May, is a three-time ACC All-Academic team selection, a four-time All-ACC Team honoree, a first-team GCAA All-American and a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar. Tringale tied for third at the 2009 ACC Championship and was medalist winner at the Brickyard Collegiate and Southern Highlands Collegiate this year. He finished his career with the second-best career stroke average (71.80) in Georgia Tech history.

Dragoo, an Economics major who graduated with honors in May, and White, a freshman in Management, also made the Academic all-conference squad, giving the Yellow Jackets at least three honorees in each of the four years the ACC has selected a team. Dragoo, a native of Scottsdale, Ariz., posted the team’s third-best stroke average (74.00) last year and logged four top-20 finishes in 11 events. White, from Acworth, Ga., had a 74.78 average in his first year and two top-10 finishes in eight tournaments.

Three golfers who earned All-ACC honors this past season secured spots on the 2009 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men’s Golf Team. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career. All-ACC Academic team members also earning All-ACC honors in 2009 were Clemson’s Ben Martin, Georgia Tech’s Tringale, and Virginia Tech’s Drew Weaver.

Boston College, Georgia Tech and North Carolina were represented by three players each while Duke, Virginia and Wake Forest claimed two players each. Clemson, Maryland and Virginia Tech landed one player each to round out the 18-member team.

Nine golfers were repeat honorees from the 2008 All-ACC Academic team, which includes Boston College’s Jan Prokop Clemson’s Martin, Duke’s Adam Long, Georgia Tech’s David Dragoo and Tringale, North Carolina’s Chase McFarland and Henry Zaytoun, Virginia Tech’s Weaver and Wake Forest’s Brendan Gielow.

The 2009 All-ACC Academic Men’s Golf team
Name, Class, School, Major

Kyle McCartan, Fr., Boston College, Economics
Kevin Melnick, Fr., Boston College, Biology
#Jan Prokop, So., Boston College, Finance
#Ben Martin, Sr., Clemson, Financial Management
Clark Klaasen, Sr., Duke, Sociology
#Adam Long, Jr., Duke Sociology
##David Dragoo, Sr., Georgia Tech, Economics
#Cameron Tringale, Sr., Georgia Tech, Management
James White, Fr., Georgia Tech, Management
Brendan Tracy, Jr., Maryland, American Studies
Patrick Barrett, Fr., North Carolina, Undeclared
!Chase McFarland, Jr., North Carolina, Business Administration
##Henry Zaytoun, So., North Carolina, History
$Conrad VonBorsig, Sr., Virginia, Psychology
Jerry Woodall, Fr., Virginia, Undeclared
!Drew Weaver, Sr., Virginia Tech, Marketing
Lee Bedford, Fr., Wake Forest, Undeclared
#Brendan Gielow, Jr., Wake Forest, Religion

#Repeat honoree (2007-08)##Repeat honoree (2008)!Repeat honoree (2006 & 2008)$Repeat honoree (2006-07)  

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